Here we can see, “Windows 7 Discontinues Ultimate Extras”
Users upgrading from Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition to Windows 7 Build 7100 (the unofficial RC1 release leak) will get the following “compatibility warning” dialogue:
Since its release three years ago, Windows Vista Ultimate Edition’s “Ultimate Extras” have been a subject of mockery and rage among Vista users. According to blog posts, millions of consumers bought Windows Vista Ultimate Edition hoping that the “Ultimate Extras” bundle, which was left un-described and of uncertain value at the time, would prove to be a smart investment.
Ultimate Extras are a couple of tiny Ultimate Edition exclusives that Microsoft utilized as a selling point to get people to buy Windows Vista’s most expensive edition. It was originally billed as a successor to the popular “Plus! for Windows” package from Windows 98, but it never worked out that way.
For the first couple of years, Ultimate Extras was a bit of a joke, bringing nothing except animated wallpaper and an extra card game to the table. Since then, a few new themes/sounds and a couple of other terrible games have been included in the package, making Vista consumers feel even more “tricked” into buying a more expensive version of Windows than they didn’t need.
The Ultimate Extras will be dropped from Windows 7, though it’s anyone’s guess what the final SKU lineup will look like and how the selling points and feature sets of each edition will compare. But let’s hope Microsoft learns from (even more) of its mistakes and includes something of real value in the more expensive editions of its latest operating system.
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1. Is Windows 7 Ultimate an outmoded operating system?
Yes, it is correct. (Lint from a pocket) – An era has come to an end: On January 14, 2020, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7. As a result, if you’re still running the ten-year-old operating system, you won’t be receiving any further updates, bug fixes, or other fixes.
2. Is Windows 7 still functional in 2021?
Yes, Windows 7 is still usable in 2021 and even in 2050. However, keep in mind that Microsoft will no longer release OS upgrades. Therefore, if your system can run Windows 10, I recommend you do so or switch to Linux.
3. Is Windows 7 a superior operating system to Windows 10?
Despite all of Windows 10’s added capabilities, Windows 7 still has greater app compatibility. While major applications like Photoshop and Google Chrome function on Windows 10 and Windows 7, some older third-party software works better on the older OS.
4. Microsoft is Now Blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 Updates on Ryzen and Kaby Lake Systems
5. PSA: Windows 7 Support ends January 14th 2020 – Don’t wait, prepare an upgrade-strategy now